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Garden of Life Vitamin Code® RAW IRON™ -- 22 mg - 30 Vegan Capsules


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Garden of Life Vitamin Code® RAW IRON™ -- 22 mg - 30 Vegan Capsules

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Garden of Life Vitamin Code® RAW IRON™ Description

  • 22 mg Gentle, Whole Food Iron
  • Non-Constipating
  • Vitamins C, B12 & Folate Promote Iron Absorption
  • Kosher • Certified Vegan
  • Non-GMO Verified • Gluten Free
  • RAW Wholefood Supplement
  • Live Probiotics & Enzymes
  • 23 Organically Grown Fruits & Veggies
  • No Binders or Fillers

Vitamin Code Raw Iron is whole food nutrition, specifically formulated with the co-nutrients you need to properly absorb and utilize Iron. Easy to digest and stomach - friendly, our unique formula supports blood, heart, eye, immune system and reproductive health.

  • Whole food Vitamins C, B12 and Folate support Iron absorption and  utilization.
  • 23 organically grown fruits and vegetables add supporting antioxidants, vitamins and nutrient cofactors
  • Live Probiotics and Enzymes Support Easy, Healthy Digestion

What Raw Means

No high  heat, synthetic binders, fillers, artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors or additives commonly used in tablets.

 

Non-GMO Verified

Independent, third party verification

 

Whole Food

Raw Food-Created Nutrients™ are blended in a base of organically grown fruits and vegetables together with food cofactors.


Directions

Suggested Use: Adults take 1 capsule daily. May be taken with or without food. Capsules may be opened and contents may be added to water or raw juice. Not intended for children.
Free Of
Fillers, artificial colors sweeteners, additives or preservatives, gluten, GMOs.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)500 mcg8,333%
Vitamin C25 mg42%
Folate400 mcg100%
Iron22 mg120%
RAW Organic Fruit & Vegetable Blend
Organic Apple (fruit), Organic Beet (root), Organic Broccoli (stalk & flower), Organic Carrot (root), Organic Spinach (leaf), Organic Tomato (fruit), Organic Strawberry (fruit), Organic Tart Cherry (fruit), Organic Blackberry (fruit), Organic Green Bell Pepper (fruit), Organic Brussels Sprout (leaf), Organic Blueberry (fruit), Organic Ginger (root), Organic Garlic (bulb), Organic Green Onion (bulb), Organic Raspberry (fruit), Organic Parsley (leaf), Organic Cauliflower (flower & stem), Organic Red Cabbage (leaf), Organic Kale (leaf), Organic Cucumber (gourd), Organic Celery (stalk), Organic Asparagus (flower & stem)
310 mg*
RAW Probiotic & Enzyme Blend
Lipase, Protease, Aspergillopepsin, beta-Glucanase, Cellulase, Bromelain, Phytase, Lactase, Papain, Peptidase, Pectinase, Xylanase, Hemicellulase, [Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus bulgaricus] (500 Million CFU), Saccharomyces cerevisiae
60 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Vegetable cellulose (capsule), organic rice (hull).
Warnings

As with any dietary supplement, consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, anticipate surgery, take medication on a regular basis or are otherwise under medical supervision.

 

Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a physician or poison control center immediately.

The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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Are You a "Junk Food Vegetarian"? Shape Up With These Tips

Astonishingly, just 5 percent of Americans identify as vegetarians and just 3 percent as vegans. However, this small minority of the population may very well be much healthier than the majority of Americans.

How so? The American Dietetic Association says that “appropriately planned” vegetarian and vegan diets are “nutritionally adequate” and might offer myriad benefits in warding off or treating various diseases.

“Vegan and vegetarian diets are phenomenal for your health, the animals and the environment,” says Scott Burgett, founder of plantbasedscotty.com, a vegan recipe and wellness website.

Woman Who Isn't Following a Healthy Vegetarian Diet Savoring a Slice of Pizza With Eyes Closed at Table | Vitacost.com/blog

While those advantages are worthy of praise, a vegetarian or vegan still must follow an “appropriately planned” diet. An inappropriately planned vegetarian or vegan diet can lack certain vital nutrients or even can be laden with fat and sugar.

So, if you’re a vegetarian or vegan, how do you ensure you’re adhering to a proper diet? Experts serve up these four tips.

1. Stick to whole, unprocessed foods.

This perhaps is the most important pointer for vegetarians and vegans.

Burgett says that as long as you derive most of your calories from whole, unprocessed foods, you shouldn’t have any major dietary concerns. These foods include fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, whole greens, beans/legumes, nuts and seeds.

“For your health, it’s incredibly important to eat foods in their whole form so that you can reap all the benefits the [vegetarian and vegan] diets have to offer,” Burgett says.

2. Boost your B12 intake.

A common nutritional deficiency among vegetarians and vegans is vitamin B12. Burgett says that’s because B12 is naturally found only in animal foods, which vegans and some vegetarians don’t eat.

A study published in 2003 in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that among people who didn’t take vitamins, 92 percent of vegans and 77 percent of vegetarians lacked sufficient amounts of B12, compared with 11 percent of meat eaters.

However, a once-a-week, 2,500-milligram B12 supplement should be enough for vegetarians and vegans to maintain normal levels of the vitamin, Burgett says.

“These supplements are cheap, easy to ingest and safe. All vegans, along with vegetarians who don’t eat meat or fish, should supplement [with B12] as a standard, not an option,” he says.

Registered dietitian Maria Zamarripa recommends staying away from ready-to-eat breakfast cereals fortified with B12, as many of them are chock-full of sugar.

“Instead, choose fortified and unsweetened plant-based milks, nutritional yeast or a B12 supplement to help meet these vitamin needs,” Zamarripa says.

3. Bump up the fatty acids.

For vegetarians and especially for vegans, ensuring adequate consumption of two healthy omega-3 fatty acids in particular — EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docohexaenoic acid) — is critical, since they’re mostly found in fish or fish oil.

As a safe, effective alternative, Burgett recommends microalgae.

“Fish are touted as omega-3 champions, but they have to get it from somewhere, and that somewhere is microalgae,” he says. “By skipping a step and going straight to the source, vegans and vegetarians can take a low-cost omega-3 microalgae supplement.

to get what they need.”

Another beneficial omega-3 fatty acid that vegetarians and vegans should pay attention to is ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). ALA can be added to the diet through consumption of various nuts and seeds, including walnuts and flaxseed, Burgett says. Eating ALA-rich nuts and seeds also helps convert EPA and DHA in your body.

4. Don’t go overboard.

Burgett cautions that veganism don’t automatically translate into a “healthy” diet.

“Consumers seem to assume that the vegan label is a free pass to indulge until their stomachs hurt because they think it’s good for them. That couldn't be further from the truth,” he says.

Oftentimes, vegan foods like snack chips, cookies and nutrition bars are packed with fat and sugar, making them just as harmful as non-vegan “junk food,” Burgett says. Even highly processed “mock” meats and cheeses can be loaded with fat. Therefore, if you’re doubtful about the nutritional value of vegan “junk food,” opt for whole, unprocessed foods, he suggests.

Registered dietitian nutritionist Taylor Wolfram, who specializes in vegan diets, offers a different take on vegan “junk food.” While whole foods are nutrient-filled and tasty, it’s fine to eat “fun foods” like vegan-friendly pizza, cake, cookies, pies and pastries, she says.

“The risk of overeating these foods is greater when we’re restricting or dieting. When we allow ourselves to eat what feels good, we naturally strike a balance between nutrient-dense foods and pleasure foods,” she says.

Wolfram adds that since vegans must be super-vigilant about making sure they’re consuming certain nutrients, they should work with a dietitian to map out a dietary strategy.

“I see disordered eating a lot in this community,” she says, “as people become hyper-focused on nutrients and health.”

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